DEER LAKE — Deer Lake town council is still looking for answers concerning the use of Crown land within or near town boundaries.
The issue was addressed during a discussion at this week’s public council meeting, in which some councillors complained that in spite of months of looking for answers, none are forthcoming.
“I feel like we’re being put on the back burner here,” said Coun. Myra Spence. “We need that land, and there is no specific answer coming about whether we can use it.”
Council began seeking replacement land after Deer Lake’s industrial park began filling up. The town has been asking the province all year to make a decision on whether the municipality can begin building on land near the current industrial park.
The town says it is considering releasing more information next week to the media about the issue.
Coun. Elmo Bingle says he is not pleased with the wait time.
“I don’t know if they are hoping we’ll go away, and I don’t know why it would take so long to make a decision on something like that,” Bingle said.
The councillors said they will keep waiting for information.